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BELL DUO PARTNERSHIP
Developer: Bell Duo Partnership
Architect: Thorne Group Architecture
Contractor: Edinbridge Resources Ltd
Location: Papamoa, Tauranga
Service Type: Facade Engineering
The Bell Duo partnership presents a commercial showroom and storage building designed for a lifespan of 50 years. Situated at the intersection of 2 Toorea Street and 665 Turiwhatu Street in Papamoa, Tauranga, the project is strategically located to meet both functional and aesthetic requirements. Unit 1 of the building boasts a ground floor area of 390.73m2 constructed over a frame and precast materials. Complementing this, the mezzanine floor spans 89.99m2 over the frame, resulting in a total floor area of 480.72m2. This carefully planned layout ensures optimal utilization of space, catering to the diverse needs of commercial activities within the unit.
Moving to Unit 2, the ground floor covers an expansive 366.98m2, providing ample space for varied purposes. The mezzanine floor, spanning 90.44m2 over the frame, contributes to a total floor area of 457.42m2. The combined area of Unit 1 and Unit 2 stands at an impressive 938.14m2, reinforcing the project's commitment to offering a substantial and versatile space for commercial utilization. With its strategic location, durable design, and thoughtfully allocated floor spaces, the Bell Duo partnership emerges as a significant commercial venture poised to meet the diverse needs of its occupants over the next five decades.
DESIGN ENGINEERS play a crucial role in the engineering design of louvres within the PS1 package. Our primary responsibility is to ensure that the louvre systems we design are structurally sound, capable of withstanding gravitational forces, wind loads, and seismic loading. This involves a meticulous examination of the structural integrity to prevent any risk of collapse under varying conditions.
Our engagement extends beyond conceptualization, as we provide technical advice and conduct calculations to verify the proposed louvre support systems. The aim is to guarantee that these support systems meet the necessary structural safety standards. Additionally, we are tasked with reviewing the shop drawings prepared by INSOL, the collaborating entity, ensuring that their proposed designs not only meet structural requirements but also comply with relevant building codes. A critical aspect of our work is to assess that the proposed louvre design features align with performance requirements without compromising other essential criteria. This multifaceted approach ensures that our involvement encompasses not only structural integrity but also code compliance and overall functionality, contributing to the successful realization of the louvre system within the broader project framework.
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